ROBERT S. SCHWAB
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The history of seasickness is as old as that of any disease. The Romans and Greeks mention it in several of their writings, and notables such as Cicero and Caesar suffered frequently from this condition. Nelson, although he spent most of his life at sea, was a victim of seasickness most of the time. An interesting early description of large numbers of men being sick is found in a diary of Dr. Isaac Senter1 who was a medical officer attached to the ill-fated expedition under General Benedict Arnold which
in 1775 attempted to capture Quebec. This expedition of some 1500
SCHWAB RS. CHRONIC SEASICKNESS1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:28–35. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-28
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):28-35.
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